Very Rare 1880 Hand Carved Folk ArtLions Head From a Hunting Lodge in Hungry Provenance: this item wasbought from a retired antique dealer in Schloss Ambras, the Lions head wasoriginally a part of the interior décor of the main banqueting hall inInnsbrucks. STAND NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SALE SchlossAmbras: Innsbrucks biggest stunner is Schloss Ambras. Archduke Ferdinand II acquired the castlein 1564, the year he became ruler of Tyrol, and transformed it from a fortressinto a palace. He was the mastermind behind the Spanische Saal (Spanish Hall), a 43m-long banquet hall with a wooden inlaid ceiling and Tyrolean nobles gazingfrom the walls.
Fans of the macabre will delight in the Chamber of Art andCuriosities, the Archdukes impressive collection of portraits of giants, dwarves, the hirsuit, infirm and, even more curiously, Vlad the Impaler and humanfaced lion heads. For sale is a wonderful decorative and very rare mid to late19th century hand carved wooden lion head, made in the style of macabreand curiosity. This item is very folky in visual look and feel. I believe itwas obtained from the Schloss Ambras Hunting main hall.
This item would havebeen a part of the main celling wooden carvings and had pride of place. Condition: The overallcondition of this item is good, considering their age and previous use. The item is structurally secure and notbroken, the old varnish on the wood is a bit scuffed and faded due to age. Theteeth are all in place and although restoration in the past is visible throughcracks and breaks these have been well restored with old brown coloured wax(close up pictures show detail of damage and repair) This original folk art macabre curio item is super rare asingle item and comes from a very prestigious hunting lodge.
Its got pride ofplace in my store and I can assure you wont find another one so a one off. Iam only taking respectable offers on this item as it in my personal collectionof antiquities. Andespecially view all close up photos supplied as part of this advert.Please view some of our other original theatre items in ourstore or website if you so wish. Thanks for viewing in the meantime from The House ofAntiques. The item "Very Rare 1880 Hand Carved Folk Art Lions Head From Hunting Lodge Schloss Ambras" is in sale since Thursday, January 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "thehouseofantiqueslondon" and is located in Ilford. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brunei darussalam, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahamas, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam, France, Bermuda, Barbados, Cayman islands, Jordan, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, South africa, Ukraine, Colombia.